Legendary pop-rock band Fleetwood Mac is coming to Royal Farms Arena on March 24, 2019, and as is only fitting for Fleetwood Mac, the announcement is shrouded in a bit of drama.
Earlier this month singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham reportedly left the band–a group that has had no shortage of lineup changes and key players coming and going. But the band is now saying he was fired because of a scheduling conflict related to this tour, according to Rolling Stone.
“Not to hedge around, but we arrived at the impasse of hitting a brick wall. This was not a happy situation for us in terms of the logistics of a functioning band,” drummer Mick Fleetwood told the magazine. “To that purpose, we made a decision that we could not go on with him. Majority rules in term of what we need to do as a band and go forward.”
But Fleetwood, bassist John McVie and vocalist/high priestess Stevie Nicks are getting keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie back after an extended hiatus. The core members will be joined by former Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House lead singer Neil Finn.
Also, all these concerts were initially billed as a farewell tour, but now that’s not being acknowledged at all. Chrstine McVie told Uncut in March that it was far from certain.
Got all that?
Anyway, the band told Rolling Stone that it is looking to dig way back into its catalog, to the era before Nicks and Buckingham joined the band and kicked off a long succession of radio hits in the 1970s and 1980s. But you’ll hear those too, Nicks told Rolling Stone.
“There are 10 hits we have to do,” said Nicks. “That leaves another 13 songs if you want to do a three-hour show.”
Tickets cost $65.50-$245.50 and go on sale May 4 at 10 a.m.
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